Rising Lake Albert water volume, floods paralyse services at Butiaba landing site

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Women and children wade through the flooded Butiaba-Hoima Road in Butiaba Sub-county, Buliisa District on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Courtesy photo)

The rising water volume of Lake Albert has caused floods that have submerged a section of the Butiaba –Hoima Road cutting off access to Butiaba Health Centre 3 in Buliisa District.

According to Mr Edison Oryema, one of the residents of Butiaba fishing village, coupled with heavy rains that pounded the area heavily, the floods have so far made road transport difficult for over a week now.

People wade through a flooded Butiaba -Hoima Road in Butiaba Sub-county, Buliisa District on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

He said expectant mothers and patients find it hard to access antenatal and other health services at Butiaba health facility since the flooded road is awash with dangerous aquatic life like crocodiles, hippopotami and snakes.

Women and children wade through the flooded Butiaba -Hoima Road in Butiaba Sub-county, Buliisa District.

“We are not sure that the problem will end soon because it is not only the effect of rain but also the increased water level of the lake rendering the health centre inaccessible by expectant mothers and other patients.

A man rides through a flooded Butiaba -Hoima Road on Tuesday.

“When a violent storm hits, the lake pours its water beyond normal level onshore. The water brings forth some crocodiles, hippopotami and snakes that usually attack people during both day and night time. This is because their habitat and food have been destroyed by the increased water volume,” he told this website on Tuesday.

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